Author Archives: W. Mark Colvson

Black History for the other 11…

If you’re looking for a great way to expand your encounter with Black history beyond the month of February, check out Glory Days by Janus Adams*. This book – available in the Library – provides 365 brief, powerful essays highlighting … Continue reading

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What if…? [Library in Inclement Weather]

Although the Library tries to remain open even when other parts of campus are closed, sometimes, despite our best efforts, weather conditions may make it necessary to close early or open late.  We will announce any change to Library hours … Continue reading

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Important Change to Kanopy Streaming Video

There has been a change to our access to the Kanopy Streaming Database. For the remaining fall semester and the spring 2018 semester you will be able to view the 200 plus films for which the library has paid an … Continue reading

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Conversation One’s last two gatherings of the semester

Conversation-One at New Paltz is a place of mutual respect, where anyone is welcome to share, examine, undermine – the ways racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of exclusion and discrimination have impacted their life and those of people … Continue reading

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Stress Help During Finals

Many groups are pitching in to help students get a little relief from finals-related stress next week.  Here’s the complete list.  Stop by if you’re in the Library! Sunday May 14 Snacks and Encouragement for Student During Finals! 6pm – … Continue reading

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Tell us your opinions about the library website (And win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!)

Dear New Paltz Students: The Sojourner Truth Library website ( library.newpaltz.edu ) is getting a full overhaul. We want your opinions to help create the best student experience possible on the new website. The library team is working with one … Continue reading

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Conversation One this week focuses on LGBTQ+

Bring your insights, your frustrations, your hurts and your hopes around homophobia, transphobia and other issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. Conversation One Wednesday, April 12th,  4:30 – 6 Sojourner Truth Library Conference Room [M39] EVERYONE is welcome! Conversation-One at New Paltz … Continue reading

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Late Night Study Open 24 Hours!

The Late Night Study in Sojourner Truth Library is open all night tonight, Wednesday, December 7 and tomorrow Thursday December 8.  It’s open again this week and next, Sunday through Thursday.  Check the Library Calendar for all the dates and times. The … Continue reading

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New Library Food Policy – a trial run

First the news: Today the Library launches a new pilot food policy – eliminating the long-standing “No Food” rule.  That policy has existed for as long as I’ve been here. And with a beautiful newly renovated space, there’s an understandable temptation to … Continue reading

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This is your response?! (Conversation One returns)

Conversation One at New Paltz returns Wednesday, November 30.  Two weeks ago my first message about the Conversation to the all-student email list caused some confusion. The wording misled some to believe it was a singular event, prompted by the election. … Continue reading

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